Climate Change: an Act of Compassion

Wynn Bruce Sets Himself on Fire (April 22, 2022)

Wynn Bruce

A man (54) from Boulder, Colorado burned himself to death in front of the US Supreme Court. Why?

It takes guts to try to set the world on fire by committing suicide in a public space. Other Buddhists have done that before, but they’re usually on the other side of the world, so that hardly anyone in the West notices. (And, if you’re wondering why you haven’t heard about this man, blame the news editors…)

Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant

Your need to be free and do what you want is often in conflict with what others require of you and even with what you feel you ought to do. Sometimes this conflict can cause considerable physical and emotional tension. The task you face is to organize your life in a disciplined way that will enable you to satisfy your need for freedom through your everyday activities.

The restless energies of this aspect should be given some kind of release, because otherwise they can turn inward to create the kind of rash and compulsive actions that lead to accidents.

Possible Motive?

On October 30, 2020, he shared a link to an online class on climate change offered by edX, a free online course platform created by Harvard and MIT. 

Last April, he went back and commented: ‘4-1-1 4/22/2022,’ along with a fire emoji. 

Surveillance footage of the immediate aftermath of the fire show police officers as they attempt to calm Bruce, who can be heard screaming in the background.  

Police are still investigating a motive, but a Buddhist priest from Boulder took to Twitter to clarify that Bruce’s death was not a suicide, but a ‘deeply fearless act of compassion.’

May he Rest in Peace.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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